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You will find the definitions of keywords used in orthodontics here.

A

Activator

Active Plate

Active Plate (Single Brace)

Agenesis

Aligner

Angle-Classification

Angulation

Ankylosis

Aplasia

Articulator

B

Band

Bass-Appliance

Begg-Technique

Bionator

Bite Former according to Bimler

Bite Plate

Bite Splint

Bolton Discrepancy

Brace

Brace

Bracket

C

Ceph

Cephalometry

Chin Augmentation

CMD

Corticotomy

Crossbite

Crozat

D

Damon Bracket

Deckbiss

Deep Bite

Delaire-Mask

Demineralisation

Dental plaque

Diastema mediale

Digital volume tomography (DVT)

Distal Occlusion

Distraction Osteogenesis

Dysfunction of the tongue

Dysgnathia

Dysgnathia Surgery

E

Early orthodontic treatment

Edge-to-edge bite

Enamel decalcification or white spots

Eugnathia

Extraction

Extrusion

F

Face Mask

Fixed Brace

FMA

Forsus Spring

Forward-Pressure Double Plate

Frenulae

FRS

Functional Mandibular Advancer

Functional Orthodontics

Function Regulator (after Fränkel)

Function Regulator according to Fränkel

G

Gingiva

Gingival recession

Gingivitis

Gnathology

H

Hand wrist radiograph

Headgear

Headgear-Chin Cup

Herbst-Appliance

I

Impacted teeth

Interproximal Enamel Reduction

Intrusion

Invisalign

Invisalign Express

Invisalign Teen

J

Jasper-Jumper

Jaw Joint

K

KIG

Kinetor

Kinetor developed by Stockfisch

L

Laterognathia

Laterotrusion

Lingual Technique

Lip Bumper

M

MALU appliance

Mandibular prognathism (Angle class III)

Mandibular retrognathism

MARA

MEAW

Mediotrusion

Mesial Occlusion

Mesiodens

MFA

Mini Implants

MRT

MRT – Mandibular Joint

MSA – Bumann

Multi-bracket Appliance

Multiband-Appliance

Multiloop

Myobrace

N

Nance Appliance

Neutral Occlusion

Nickel Titanium

NiTi

Non-Occlusion

NTI

O

Occlusion

Occlusion Splints

Open bite

Oral Vestibular Shield (OVS)

Orthodontic Indication Groups

Orthodontics

Orthodontist

Osteotomy

Overbite / Overjet

Overgrowth

Overjet

P

Pendulum

Pendulum Appliance

Periodontitis

Periodontosis

Plaque

Pont’s Index

Positioner

Prognathism

Protrusion

R

Rapid Maxillary Expansion (RME)

Retainer

Retention

Retrusion

Root Resorption

S

Scissor Bite

Segmented Arch Technique

Self-ligating brackets

SPEED Bracket

Splint

Standard Edgewise Technique

Straight Wire Technique

SUS

T

TAD

Temporo-Mandibular Dysfunction

Teuscher-Activator

Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Diagnosis

Tip-Edge Technique

TMA

TMD

Tongue Spikes Braces

Tooth-organ-function-system

Torque

TPA

Trans-Palatal Arch

Twinblock

V

Van Beek Activator

VDP

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